UKRI Funding Service
We are running this funding opportunity on the UKRI Funding Service. You cannot apply for this opportunity on the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system. Applications begun on Je-S will not be transferred to the Funding Service.
If you have not used the Funding Service before, the first step is to create an account. You will be able to do this as soon as the full funding opportunity is published in June 2023.
Research offices that have not already received an invitation to open an account should email email@example.com
Applications will not be transferable between rounds.
Applications from more than one research organisation
Collaborative applications should be prepared and submitted by the lead research organisation through a single application on the Funding Service. The content of the application should still be co-created with input from all investigators, and project partners, and should represent the proposed work of the entire consortia. There can only be one named applicant identified as principal investigator or project lead on the application.
During the initial phases of the Funding Service, the system will continue to develop in response to internal and external user needs. Opening in rounds means we will be able to accommodate system developments and assess applications in a batch submitted under the same conditions.
The closing date for round one of ESRC responsive mode: secondary data analysis on the Funding Service will be 28 September 2023 at 4:00pm UK time.
ESRC must receive your application by this time. You should ensure that you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place. Any proposals not submitted by this date will remain visible in your Funding Service account but cannot be transferred to another funding opportunity or to a future round of this secondary data analysis funding opportunity. If you decide to apply for a future ESRC responsive mode: secondary data analysis round, the proposal will have to be re-entered.
Round two of ESRC responsive mode: secondary data analysis on the Funding Service will open on 29 September 2023.
UKRI Funding Service: application section guidance
Further application guidance will be available when the full funding opportunity is published in June 2023. Although interactions between applicants, assessors and UKRI through the Funding Service will be a different experience to the previous system, the overall processes and principles of our responsive mode funding opportunities will remain the same.
We can currently share the following information on the Funding Service application process to allow you to begin to prepare your application
You will be asked to provide a summary in plain English that can be sent to potential reviewers to decide if your application is within their field of expertise. This summary may be published if your application is successful.
You will be asked to select from a list of relevant applicant roles. The definitions of these roles may be different to what you are used to, however guidance will be provided.
Primary discipline classification
You will be asked to identify which primary ESRC discipline your application most closely aligns to.
Core application questions
The application process across UKRI councils is being streamlined by simplifying and standardising the questions we ask applicants to explain their ideas. You will be asked to provide information about:
- the vision of the project
- the approach to the project
- the management of data
- the capability of the applicant or applicants and the project team to deliver the project
- the resources requested to do the project
- the ethical and responsible research and innovation considerations of the project
Further details of the application questions and what assessors are looking for can be found on the UKRI website.
You will also be asked to provide information where relevant to your project including on:
- project partners information and contributions
- information on facility access requested, including data infrastructure
- any animals or human subjects or any specific ethical issues